10-Night Tailor-Made Itinerary!

Scotland Luxury Land Tour

Symposium of Scottish Medicine & Dentistry
Scottish Castles, Lochs & Highlands with Golf
June 4 – 14, 2023

Join PES for 10 nights in the land of castles and cashmere, breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history, and finely aged whiskies. This tailor-made luxury itinerary is specially designed to showcase Scotland at its finest, commencing on the cobbled streets of the capital city before travelling north to the majestic Highlands, and concluding at the world-renowned Gleneagles for tee time!

CME/CE Overview

Land Tour Itinerary Highlights:

  • Stay 2 nights in Edinburgh and tour Old Town with visits to Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, and the Surgeon’s Hall Museum
  • Spend an afternoon in St. Andrews to see its cathedral ruins, university, and famed golf links
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Carnoustie with a day of included golf on the Burnside or Buddon Links
  • Delight in 2 nights in Inverness to explore the rugged Highlands, visit Scone Palace and Cawdor Castle, and indulge in whisky tasting at a distillery
  • Journey through the Great Glen to Loch Ness and take an aerial gondola up Aonach Mor
  • Stop in picturesque Oban for 2 nights and visit the Isle of Iona and Iona Abbey
  • Visit Stirling Castle before spending 2 nights in Gleneagles and a day of included golf on the King’s or Queen’s Course

Your Luxury Package Includes:

  • 10 nights in unique and luxurious hotel accommodations in Edinburgh, Carnoustie, Inverness, Oban & Gleneagles
  • Daily breakfast, 7 lunches, and 3 dinners, plus welcome drinks on the first night
  • Custom land tour with guided sightseeing by a dedicated tour escort
  • 2 days of golf at leisure at Carnoustie Golf Links and Gleneagles with Green Fees and Club Hire
  • Private group transportation via air-conditioned motor coach
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes, and porterage
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Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary:

Upon arrival at the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) be met by a local representative and transfer to the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh, approximately a 30-minute drive. Check in to the hotel and freshen up before enjoying welcome drinks and dinner as a group this evening.

Overnight Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh (D)

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, meet our guide in the hotel lobby to begin a full-day city tour. Uncover the fascinating secrets of medieval Edinburgh’s Old Town and Royal Mile. Visit Edinburgh Castle–perched on ancient volcanic rock, the castle has stood guard over the city for 900 years and is brimming with tales, from its near destruction on the order of King of Scots, Robert the Bruce, to its role as a garrisoned fortress through the Glorious Revolution and the Jacobite Risings. Next, visit the 12th-century St. Giles Cathedral. The cathedral is renowned for its beautiful stained-glass windows, ornate chapel, and the crown spire that towers over the Royal Mile.

Stop for a group lunch at a local restaurant before a special visit to the Surgeon’s Hall Museum. One of the oldest museums in Scotland, it houses pathology, history of surgery, and dental collections. Return to the hotel for the evening and dinner at leisure.

Overnight Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh (B, L)

 

Enjoy a leisurely morning and breakfast at the hotel today. This afternoon, gather for a group lunch at a local restaurant before we drive across the Forth Bridge to Fife, known throughout the world as the “Home of Golf.” Stop for a tour of St. Andrews highlights. Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, St. Andrews Cathedral. Even in its ruinous state, it is a prominent and impressive landmark. Continue to the University of St. Andrews. Founded in 1413, it is the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland.  Finish our time in St. Andrews with a stop to see the world-famous golf links. Golf was played here as far back as the early 15th century.

Following our tour, we reboard our motor coach and drive approximately one hour to the Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa. The remainder of the evening and dinner is at leisure.

Overnight Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa (B, L)

Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you are free to spend the day as you wish! The Carnoustie Golf Links is an iconic, world-leading golf destination in Scotland. Golf has been played at the Links since the 16th century, and it was Carnoustie natives who went on to establish the Professional Golfer’s Associations of America and Australia. Golf on the Burnside or Buddon Links at the hotel is included with club and trolley hire.

Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Overnight Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa (B)

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet our guide in the lobby to depart to the Highlands of Scotland. On our way to Inverness, we stop at Scone Palace and Gardens, the site of the coronations of the Kings of Scotland. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to a local distillery for a tour and whisky tasting. With a history stretching back as far as the 11th century, Scottish whisky – also known as ‘Scotch’ – is an important part of Scotland’s identity.

Arrive to the River Ness Hotel – Radisson Individuals in the late afternoon for the remainder of the evening and dinner at leisure.

Overnight River Ness Hotel – Radisson Individuals (B, L)

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, meet our guide in the hotel lobby to begin a full-day Highlands history excursion. Travel north to Cawdor Castle, one of the finest medieval tower houses in Scotland. Although famed for its literary connection to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the actual 11th-century events upon which the play is based took place many years before the castle was built.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to Culloden Battlefield, the site of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat in 1746. The battle, which lasted only 40 minutes, resulted in bitter defeat for the heavily outnumbered Jacobites. Next, we visit the roughly 4,00-year-old Clava Cairns prehistoric monument. The site houses a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery complex, set on a terrace above the River Nairn. Return to the hotel for the evening and dinner at leisure.

Overnight River Ness Hotel – Radisson Individuals (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, meet in the lobby to set out for Oban through the Great Glen. On our way, see the ruins of the medieval Urquhart Castle. The castle sits perched on a rocky peninsula high above and surrounded by the deep waters of famous Loch Ness (home of the fabled ‘Nessie’ or Loch Ness Monster). Then, take in the sites on an aerial gondola ride up Aonach Mor, the only one of its kind in the UK. Enjoy the scenic ride and stunning views atop the eighth-highest mountain in Britain.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before driving along the shores of Loch Linnhe and over the Connell Bridge to Oban. Check in to the Perle Hotel Oban & Spa for the evening and dinner at leisure.

Overnight Perle Hotel Oban & Spa (B, L)

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby for a full-day tour to the Inner Hebrides. The Hebrides is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides groups, they are home to rugged landscapes, fishing villages, and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. Board ferries from Oban to Craignure and the Isle of Iona. This tiny island, just three miles long by one mile wide, had a huge influence on the establishment of Christianity in Scotland. The Iona Abbey is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites, founded by St. Columba and his Irish followers in 563 AD. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before we head back to the hotel for the evening and dinner at leisure.

Overnight Perle Hotel Oban & Spa (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing via motor coach towards Gleneagles. On the way we cross through Argyll and the Trossachs. Stop in Stirling to visit the Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle dominates a vast volcanic rock above the River Forth, at the meeting point between the Lowlands and Highlands.

Have lunch at a local restaurant and see the Kelpies equine statues at the Helix Visitor Center. Arrive at The Gleneagles Hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner is included this evening at the Strathearn Restaurant at the hotel.

Overnight The Gleneagles Hotel (B, L, D)

Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you are free to spend the day as you wish! The Gleneagles Hotel and its golf courses were designed in the early 20th century to be a prime luxury destination for golfers from all over the world. Gleneagles made sporting history when it hosted the first international match between American and British professional golfers, in what is regarded as the precursor to The Ryder Cup. Golf on the King’s or Queen’s Course at the hotel is included with club and trolley hire.

Dinner is included this evening at the Strathearn Restaurant at the hotel.

Overnight The Gleneagles Hotel (B, D)

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Edinburgh Airport for your flight home.

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Accomodations

Land Package Pricing:

Package Price: $11,105 per person, based on double occupancy

Price for Non-Golf Package: $10,550 per person, based on double occupancy

CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 per person

Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 per person

Cancellation Schedule: Cancellation penalties apply once deposit is paid, so please review policy below.

Reservation Booking Terms and Conditions:

Land Tour Deposit: $2,500 per person and a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person

Final Payment: March 1, 2023

Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $100 service fee per person, or you may choose to handle your own reservation.

Passports: Passports are required for all guests and must be valid for six months after the end of the tour.

PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 14 days of deposit for additional benefits.

Cancellation Penalties: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person paid at deposit in addition to the below schedule:

From time of deposit until March 1, 2023 $750 per person
From March 2, 2023 to March 21, 2023 25% of the total package
From March 22, 2023 to April 20, 2023 50% of the total package
After April 20, 2023 100% of the total package
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